New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection NJDEP protects NJ's air, land and water and manages the state's natural lands, wildlife and parks.

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#DYK you can have a green start to the #NewYear by teaming up with the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program on a ...
12/29/2021

#DYK you can have a green start to the #NewYear by teaming up with the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program on a beach cleanup?

🌅 Join the NJWAP and Sunset Beach Shops for a beach cleanup at Sunset Beach in Cape May on Sunday, January 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

✨ All supplies (gloves, pickers, bags, PPE) will be provided. Please wear warm clothes and bring water, as well as willing friends and family!

💎 Plus, see some great treasures that have been found on this stretch of beach, like sea glass, fossils and even a Megalodon tooth! Maybe you’ll even pick up a Cape May diamond or two.

For details, visit https://fb.me/e/1ThW6Fwos

#DYK you can have a green start to the #NewYear by teaming up with the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program on a beach cleanup?

🌅 Join the NJWAP and Sunset Beach Shops for a beach cleanup at Sunset Beach in Cape May on Sunday, January 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

✨ All supplies (gloves, pickers, bags, PPE) will be provided. Please wear warm clothes and bring water, as well as willing friends and family!

💎 Plus, see some great treasures that have been found on this stretch of beach, like sea glass, fossils and even a Megalodon tooth! Maybe you’ll even pick up a Cape May diamond or two.

For details, visit https://fb.me/e/1ThW6Fwos

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 3️⃣$115 million in climate action investments were made available to improve air quality in underse...
12/29/2021

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 3️⃣

$115 million in climate action investments were made available to improve air quality in underserved communities and reduce emissions through electrification of transportation equipment. 🔌⚡️🚗

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 3️⃣

$115 million in climate action investments were made available to improve air quality in underserved communities and reduce emissions through electrification of transportation equipment. 🔌⚡️🚗

"New Jersey is already experiencing the adverse impacts of climate change, but we have the power and obligation to reduc...
12/28/2021
NJ adopts rule to phase in zero-emission tractor-trailers, buses

"New Jersey is already experiencing the adverse impacts of climate change, but we have the power and obligation to reduce its worsening in the years ahead by acting now to limit our emissions of climate pollutants," NJDEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette.

https://nj1015.com/nj-adopts-clean-truck-rule-affecting-delivery-vans-to-tractor-trailers/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral

One of the first states to make the move, New Jersey has announced the adoption of rules that will require the phasing in of electric commercial trucks, to replace diesel-guzzling trucks on the road today.

Get Covered NJ Español  ofrece una variedad de planes de seguro médico que mejor se adapte a sus necesidades y a las de ...
12/28/2021

Get Covered NJ Español
ofrece una variedad de planes de seguro médico que mejor se adapte a sus necesidades y a las de su familia. Al comprar un seguro médico, debe considerar

→ Cuánta atención médica necesitará
→ El costo total de atención médica, incluidos los costos que salen de su bolsillo
→ Si los médicos que prefiere están incluidos en la red del plan

Para inscribirse hoy visite Get Covered New Jersey en www.getcovered.nj.gov

#GetCoveredNJ #SeguroMédico

Get Covered NJ Español
ofrece una variedad de planes de seguro médico que mejor se adapte a sus necesidades y a las de su familia. Al comprar un seguro médico, debe considerar

→ Cuánta atención médica necesitará
→ El costo total de atención médica, incluidos los costos que salen de su bolsillo
→ Si los médicos que prefiere están incluidos en la red del plan

Para inscribirse hoy visite Get Covered New Jersey en www.getcovered.nj.gov

#GetCoveredNJ #SeguroMédico

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 4⃣The department invested $45 million in flood mitigation and climate resilience infrastructure pro...
12/28/2021

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 4⃣

The department invested $45 million in flood mitigation and climate resilience infrastructure projects. 🌎

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 4⃣

The department invested $45 million in flood mitigation and climate resilience infrastructure projects. 🌎

12/27/2021

What’s your New Year’s resolution, New Jersey?

#NewYears is all about making resolutions, so if you’re aiming to feel a little bit healthier and happier in 2022, taking part in one of our First Day Hikes is a great way to start.

🥾For details, visit www.state.nj.us/dep/newsrel/2021/21_0045.htm

Good morning ❄️
12/27/2021

Good morning ❄️

Good morning from IBSP..

Monday, December 27th.

Air temp: 38 degrees
Water temp: 48 degrees
Winds: NNE 5 m.p.h.
High tide: 12:53 p.m.
Low tide: 7:03 a.m.

A winter visitor.. photo courtesy of Tamara Ugaro.

Please do not approach wildlife and keep off the dunes.

For more information on snowy owls please check out projectsnowstorm.org

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 5⃣DEP built upon New Jersey’s climate science and released the first-ever Statewide Climate Change ...
12/27/2021

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 5⃣

DEP built upon New Jersey’s climate science and released the first-ever Statewide Climate Change Resilience Strategy — the blueprint for ensuring that communities in the State of New Jersey are prepared to manage the impacts of climate change.

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 5⃣

DEP built upon New Jersey’s climate science and released the first-ever Statewide Climate Change Resilience Strategy — the blueprint for ensuring that communities in the State of New Jersey are prepared to manage the impacts of climate change.

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 6⃣Kick-started a state-wide #EnvironmentalJustice Tour for which DEP hosted Community Engagement Se...
12/26/2021

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 6⃣

Kick-started a state-wide #EnvironmentalJustice Tour for which DEP hosted Community Engagement Sessions intended to identify and resolve environmental inequities, while developing the regulatory framework to implement the State of New Jersey's landmark EJ Law.

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 6⃣

Kick-started a state-wide #EnvironmentalJustice Tour for which DEP hosted Community Engagement Sessions intended to identify and resolve environmental inequities, while developing the regulatory framework to implement the State of New Jersey's landmark EJ Law.

Habari Gani! Wishing you all a blessed Kwanzaa. 🕯️
12/26/2021

Habari Gani! Wishing you all a blessed Kwanzaa. 🕯️

Habari Gani! Wishing you all a blessed Kwanzaa. 🕯️

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 7⃣The DEP proposed several Climate Pollutant Reduction (CPR) rules, which will improve air quality,...
12/25/2021

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 7⃣

The DEP proposed several Climate Pollutant Reduction (CPR) rules, which will improve air quality, especially in underserved communities, while reducing the emissions that fuel climate change.

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 7⃣

The DEP proposed several Climate Pollutant Reduction (CPR) rules, which will improve air quality, especially in underserved communities, while reducing the emissions that fuel climate change.

The warmest of holiday wishes from our NJDEP family, to yours. 🎄
12/25/2021

The warmest of holiday wishes from our NJDEP family, to yours. 🎄

The warmest of holiday wishes from our NJDEP family, to yours. 🎄

Boggy the Bog Turtle wants to remind everyone to set out plenty of milk and cookies for Santa tonight! Merry Christmas E...
12/24/2021

Boggy the Bog Turtle wants to remind everyone to set out plenty of milk and cookies for Santa tonight!

Merry Christmas Eve, New Jersey 🎅

Boggy the Bog Turtle wants to remind everyone to set out plenty of milk and cookies for Santa tonight!

Merry Christmas Eve, New Jersey 🎅

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 8⃣The DEP committed to the cleanup of the Lower Hackensack River, which has long been contaminated ...
12/24/2021

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 8⃣

The DEP committed to the cleanup of the Lower Hackensack River, which has long been contaminated with mercury and other hazardous substances, by requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency list the river as a Superfund site.

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 8⃣

The DEP committed to the cleanup of the Lower Hackensack River, which has long been contaminated with mercury and other hazardous substances, by requesting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency list the river as a Superfund site.

Put one foot in front of the other... and soon you'll be trekking down that trail! 🥾🏞
12/23/2021

Put one foot in front of the other... and soon you'll be trekking down that trail! 🥾🏞

Start 2022 off on the right foot by visiting a state park, forest or historic site on January 1 for a First Day Hike!

New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites is hosting 28 hikes and one lighthouse climb on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes program. A full list of hikes can be found on our website here: https://njparksandforests.org/firstdayhikes/

In 2020, more than 2,000 hikers traveled 5,625 miles on First Day Hikes throughout New Jersey’s vast network of trails.

#NJStateParks

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 9⃣DEP launched the reimaging of Official: Liberty State Park, including the cleanup of 230+ acres o...
12/23/2021

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 9⃣

DEP launched the reimaging of Official: Liberty State Park, including the cleanup of 230+ acres of the park’s contaminated interior, which has been off-limits to the public for generations.

#CountdownWithDEP 🥳: 9⃣

DEP launched the reimaging of Official: Liberty State Park, including the cleanup of 230+ acres of the park’s contaminated interior, which has been off-limits to the public for generations.

BREAKING 🎅🦌Santa’s Sleigh Pulled by Girl Power!
12/22/2021

BREAKING 🎅🦌

Santa’s Sleigh Pulled by Girl Power!

#CountdownWithDEP to the #NewYear as we highlight 10 ways the department helped make the State of New Jersey greener & f...
12/22/2021

#CountdownWithDEP to the #NewYear as we highlight 10 ways the department helped make the State of New Jersey greener & fairer in 2021, starting with...

🥳 #🔟:

This year, DEP welcomed a RECORD number of visitors across New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites (estimated at 15.8 million people!) and Wildlife Management Areas.

#CountdownWithDEP to the #NewYear as we highlight 10 ways the department helped make the State of New Jersey greener & fairer in 2021, starting with...

🥳 #🔟:

This year, DEP welcomed a RECORD number of visitors across New Jersey State Parks, Forests & Historic Sites (estimated at 15.8 million people!) and Wildlife Management Areas.

#DYK Washington Crossing State Park is the site of General George Washington’s historic 1776 Christmas night crossing of...
12/22/2021

#DYK Washington Crossing State Park is the site of General George Washington’s historic 1776 Christmas night crossing of the icy Delaware River?

For almost ten hours, boats and ferries moved continuously back and forth carrying men, horses and cannon to the Jersey side. By midnight a strong storm had developed, hurling sleet, hail and snow at the rebel army.

Landing at Johnson’s Ferry, the Continental Army still faced an arduous nine mile march to Trenton as the storm continued with a vengeance. Reaching Trenton in the early morning of December 26th, the American Army surrounded, defeated and captured over 900 Hessian mercenaries and secured a morale boosting victory of immeasurable proportions.

Now, back to the 21st century. Every December, for the past 69 years, thousands of people gather on the banks of the Delaware River to watch the reenactment of George Washington’s daring 1776 Christmas night river crossing.

If you're interested in watching the next reenactment on Christmas Day, visit https://www.washingtoncrossingpark.org/event/69th-annual-christmas-crossing/ for details.

THE RED COATS ARE HERE! ❄️ Seemingly dressed for the holidays, it's almost as if the cold weather brings out the red and...
12/21/2021

THE RED COATS ARE HERE!

❄️ Seemingly dressed for the holidays, it's almost as if the cold weather brings out the red and green in the British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella), which retains its colors even under snow and ice.

❄️ A bright spot in the winter landscape, this little lichen was named for the red uniforms that British soldiers wore during the Revolutionary War.

12/21/2021
It's about drive, it's about... helping to protect New Jersey's air, water and land, and the health of its residents.App...
12/21/2021

It's about drive, it's about... helping to protect New Jersey's air, water and land, and the health of its residents.

Apply for one of the DEP's multiple job opportunities today by visiting https://www.state.nj.us/dep/about.html

It's about drive, it's about... helping to protect New Jersey's air, water and land, and the health of its residents.

Apply for one of the DEP's multiple job opportunities today by visiting https://www.state.nj.us/dep/about.html

Happy #FirstDayOfWinter! ❄️Like if you're a fan of Jersey winter, repost if you're a fan of Jersey winter.
12/21/2021

Happy #FirstDayOfWinter! ❄️

Like if you're a fan of Jersey winter, repost if you're a fan of Jersey winter.

Happy #FirstDayOfWinter! ❄️

Like if you're a fan of Jersey winter, repost if you're a fan of Jersey winter.

Today’s announcement of Green Acres funding to develop Vista Park in Paterson was a HUGE example of how partnership acro...
12/20/2021

Today’s announcement of Green Acres funding to develop Vista Park in Paterson was a HUGE example of how partnership across all levels of government gets the job done. 🏞️

Over the next few years, the City of Paterson - City Hall, the State of New Jersey, Passaic County, the National Park Service and others will work in partnership on plans and redevelopment of the new park as a hilltop destination.

In 2016, the NJDEP’s Green Acres program acquired 8.4 acres of vacant land on the cliff overlooking the city of Paterson and Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park.

The purpose? To permanently protect GFNP and the Great Falls National Historic Landmark District from negative visual impacts that private development would have. This is the largest parcel of dedicated public open space established in Paterson since the city’s purchase of Eastside and Westside Parks in the 1880s.

With Governor Phil Murphy's leadership, the State of New Jersey is charging toward a clean transportation future that wi...
12/20/2021
NJDEP - News Release 21/P043 - DEP Commissioner LaTourette Announces Adoption of Clean Truck Rules, Setting New Jersey on Path for Zero-Emission Vehicle Future

With Governor Phil Murphy's leadership, the State of New Jersey is charging toward a clean transportation future that will create new jobs as we improve local air quality and combat the climate crisis.

Proud to share that New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has adopted the Advanced Clean Truck Rule! The adoption of these rules establishes New Jersey as one of the first states to require phasing in of clean electric commercial trucks to replace polluting diesel-powered trucks.

To learn more, visit:

NJDEP-News Release 21/P043 - The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the adoption of the Advanced Clean Truck and Fleet Reporting rules, important components of the Murphy Administration’s comprehensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fight climate change and improv...

12/20/2021

Happy holidays, New Jersey! 🎉

Whether you observed Diwali in November, celebrated Hanukkah earlier this month – or are getting ready to make merry on Christmas and Kwanzaa – we wish you good health, blissful peace and great joy.

Christmas trees are the stars of the show this holiday season, but let's not forget about two other evergreens you can a...
12/19/2021

Christmas trees are the stars of the show this holiday season, but let's not forget about two other evergreens you can also find in the State of New Jersey :

🌲 American Holly and Southern Magnolia

On this #LookForAnEvergreenDay 🔎, show us your favorite evergreen to be featured on our feed!

Christmas trees are the stars of the show this holiday season, but let's not forget about two other evergreens you can also find in the State of New Jersey :

🌲 American Holly and Southern Magnolia

On this #LookForAnEvergreenDay 🔎, show us your favorite evergreen to be featured on our feed!

NJDEP joined Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters to discuss the impact flood...
12/18/2021

NJDEP joined Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters to discuss the impact flooding has had in the following NJ communities:

📍 AME Church of Morristown

📍 The area along Peckman River in Verona

📍 Burnside Street in Montclair

We know that this work is not easy or a quick fix. It is a commitment of time, energy and, often, many, many dollars.

But, meeting with local leaders to discuss how flooding and the impacts of intense storms, like Ida, is a crucial first step to building better resilience for the future.

Photos from Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill's post
12/18/2021

Photos from Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill's post

Happy #NationalTwinDay to our favorite twin 💕📍 Twin Lights Historic Site
12/18/2021

Happy #NationalTwinDay to our favorite twin 💕

📍 Twin Lights Historic Site

Happy #NationalTwinDay to our favorite twin 💕

📍 Twin Lights Historic Site

The Tale of Two Superfund SitesToday, Commissioner Shawn LaTourette and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill joined the U.S. Env...
12/18/2021

The Tale of Two Superfund Sites

Today, Commissioner Shawn LaTourette and Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on a tour of two Superfund sites in the State of New Jersey: Unimatic Manufacturing Corp. and Caldwell Trucking Co., both in Fairfield.

Unimatic is one of seven N.J. sites on the National Priorities List that received funding for new cleanup projects today, thanks to dollars from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Joe Biden.

The DEP and EPA have teamed up multiple times this year to pursue the much-needed cleanup of Superfund sites in New Jersey.

In July, the EPA made the crucial decision to take over the cleanup of the Raritan Bay Slag site, which had been contaminated with lead-containing waste used to construct a seawall and jetty along the beach of Laurence Harbor.

In August, the state partnered with EPA to announce the state has begun the process of adding the Lower Hackensack River to the site list, which will make available federal funds and resources to help remove decades of contamination and restore the river’s natural resources that have been impaired for far too long.

The six other sites in New Jersey that will receive funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are:

🌎 Diamond Head Oil Refinery Div., Kearny, Hudson County
🌎 Former Kil-Tone Company, Vineland, Cumberland County
🌎 Garfield Ground Water Contamination, Garfield, Bergen County
🌎 Kauffman & Minteer, Inc., Springfield Township (Jobstown), Burlington County
🌎 Roebling Steel Co., Florence, Burlington County
🌎 White Chemical Corp., Newark, Essex County

Learn more by visiting https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-and-representative-mikie-sherrill-tour-essex-county-superfund-sites-ahead-historic

Photos from Cynthia Holland Councilwoman's post
12/17/2021

Photos from Cynthia Holland Councilwoman's post

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There is always another solution if you bother to try........https://patch.com/new-jersey/brick/happy-ending-brick-swan-was-be-euthanized ie killing of foxes at IBSP and killing of beavers that cause issues. They should be relocated not killed!
I am writing to let you know that East Point Lighthouse is an important historical point if interest in South Jersey. My grandfather and great grandfather were keeper of the lighthouse. It as well as many historical places in the most southern part of the state are left out of financial aid. It is of utmost importance that we not only fund these but other historical places throughout the state. Many are in disrepair and have to beg for funding. Please help keep these landmarks open for future generations. With out our history and historical places we are nothing.
As a Pitman community we would like to express our concern about the dead fish at Glen Lake whose water has evidently been compromised by the township construction company responsible for removing and replacing the curbs and blacktops on the streets bounding the lake. The drains on the surrounding curbs have signs in the shape of fish stating “NO DUMPING”. This construction company has been seen washing their equipment near the drains and being indiscriminate with their craftsmanship making them responsible for harming and killing the wildlife of Pitman. I saw a bunch of dead fish (sunny, goldfish, minnows, catfish, koi and carps) in the bottom of the dam. This is completely appalling and I fear for the safety of the wildlife in the surrounding area due to the contaminated water.
Can you please guide to where these sites are in accordance with 39:3C-3.1 "Off Road Recreational Fund"?
Hoping this prediction of the tides won't be too severe.Want to share this for my New Jersey friends.Thanks.
Hopefully this won't be too severe. Hoping my New Jersey friends will be able to prepare for this.
So are "Listen to all sides," and Be transparent and honest with the public" NOT part of your professed principles anymore?! Asking for an entire community you've kept in the dark about the new parking lot you're racing to put in atop the superfund site on Route 29 along the Frenchtown/Kingwood border.
The State of NJ is tearing down their abandoned office building at 369 S. Warren Street downtown, with no attempt to contain the asbestos being released by their work. Taxpayers were told that these buildings had to be abandoned partially due to asbestos contamination, so we all know what's involved here. I have reached out to the mayor, health and environmental officers in Trenton. I also sent a complaint to the NJDEP, and an email to [email protected] with the photos I attach here. The second photo is from the demolition of their attached greenhouse a few weeks ago, it shows ropes of dangling asbestos with no attempt at containment. I have personally experienced the nightmare of asbestos remediation in NJ, albeit it on a much smaller residential scale, while selling my father's home. There was tenting, air locks, crime scene tape, HazMat suits and a big bill. The NJ DEP was there every step of the way. Where are you now? This dangerous contaminant is raining down on downtown, Mill Hill, Luther Arms and Kingsbury. THE NJDEP must step in. Marge Miccio 410 Market St. Trenton, NJ 08611
This cobra has no fangs! The DEP has allowed Aspen Construction, PA to repeatedly violate their own rules and act with impunity while destroying the wetlands at 4 Kates Tract in Mount Holly, NJ. Neighbors have repeatedly call the emergency hotline about them to no avail. They have been sent pictures of them digging with a long reach backhoe in the Rancocas Creek and a several acre pond during turtle breeding season. Dumping unknown chemicals into the same pond. Removing massive amounts of old growth trees from the wetlands and more! The most egregious so far is spreading 4 large dump trucks of historic fill in a 100% flood zone a few hundred yards upstream from the Municipal Water Pumping Station and this past week dumping 14 small dump trucks of fill into the wetland/ vernal pond; we think to build a DIY septic. NO ONE even bothered to even investigate this time; and on Earth Day of all days! They have repeatedly been cited but they now know the DEP isn't going to stop them and they have become emboldened in their destruction. After all that historic fill floods into the public drinking water don't bother saying no one told you!
North Wildwood at 2nd and JFK BLVD.. keeps getting worse. We love our Tourist and Newcomers buying up our Realestate. How will NJ as a whole survive financially if the bottomline$$$$$ drops out??!